Sussex Coast College Hastings

BA(Hons) Designer Maker Sussex Coast College Hastings Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Brighton


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Course summary

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Our Designer Maker course will help you to develop all the skills you need to establish yourself as a craft practitioner. The course has a strong emphasis on design practice and making, and will give you a solid understanding of materiality and function.

You will be able to develop your creative thinking and experiment with a range of materials to produce installations, prototype product design, and retail ready pieces. Use our fantastic facilities to learn technical skills in ceramics, stained glass, kiln-formed glass, metals, and textiles.

Many of our past students have gone on to work in the UK and abroad with organisations such as the Craft Council, Conran Design, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Imperial War Museum.

Course details


During your first year we will introduce you to the essential craft knowledge and technical skills you’ll need to become a crafts practitioner. You will have the freedom to explore and experiment with a range of materials, helping you to find an area you love to work in. You will explore the skills and science behind working with glass and ceramics, metals and textiles, and drawing, painting and design.

The second year will build on your contextual understanding of crafts and design. You will study studio practice and begin to critically analyse your designs and prototypes to develop your work, ready for batch production. There will also be an opportunity to undertake a 10 day work placement to work on live projects and client briefs.

In your final year you will be able to fine-tune your innovative approaches in design and practise, undertake your dissertation project, and prepare your work for the end of year exhibition project, where you will be able to demonstrate your personal vision and artistic maturity.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W202
Institution code S83
Campus name Station Plaza Campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points If you are a mature student aged 25 or over and fall below the entry requirements, evidence of prior learning with an appropriate portfolio of work or relevant industry experience will be considered.

If you wish to apply to Y2 of this course you will need 120 CAT points.
If you wish to apply to Y3 of this course you will need 240 CAT points.

Additional entry requirements


You will be required to attend an interview, in person or over the phone.


You will be required to submit a portfolio of your work.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7,900 Year 1
International £7,900 Year 1
England £7,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,500 Year 1
Scotland £7,500 Year 1
Wales £7,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our full-time tuition fees for UK students starting in 2019-20 is £7,500 for an undergraduate degree. Our full-time tuition fees for International and EU students starting in 2019-20 is £7,900 for an undergraduate degree. Studying with us will give you excellent value for money. Our lower fees, compared to many other universities, help you to save money, while getting the very best from our expert tutors.

Provider information

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Sussex Coast College Hastings
Sussex Coast College Hastings
Station Plaza
Station Approach
Hastings, East Sussex
TN34 1BA

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University Centre Hastings

01424 442222

Fax: 01424 721763